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'53-239 Flathead V8 sluggish

It seems the more I adjust things the worst the car runs! I've changed out the economizer in the carb but still runs sluggish. on acceleration the car shutters and sputters...I put new points in set the gap at .15, is that to little? I'm going to change out the intake manifold gasket today...as for sure I have leaks...My hopes its the cause of some issues. I live in Central Oregon...do any of you know anyone in the area that is familier with Flatties?

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The points are correct at .015
dwell 28-32
PG .030
compression 110min
get back to us after the gasket change.
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